The grand jury chamber of the Vienna Criminal Regional Court is known for its destructive acoustics. But that is not why the court strongly advises interested visitors not to attend the trial live. There is no more free space. Christina Salzborn, spokeswoman at Krone, said, “We will only allocate seats and most of them will already be occupied by journalists.”
Not only the media will be present there in large numbers, but the police are also preparing for the challenges. Hundreds of officers will be on duty in both uniform and civilian clothes. The announced demonstration in front of the court is also responsible for the high level of security.
The defendant Techtmeister can then leave the regional court as a free man – the judge will probably also impose mandatory continuation of the therapy that has already started.
And his past friends, who dine with him in a posh Italian restaurant or a luxury restaurant in Vienna, will probably ensure that the former TV commissioner is quickly rehabilitated with his first small roles.